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Old 12-30-2014, 06:19 PM   #1
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Talking Roll up Door??

Anyone ever try putting a roll up door on the back of a Bus??
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:11 PM   #2
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I considered the idea for my future toyhauler, but decided against it because I'd rather have the back door fold upwards to double as an awning. But I don't see why a rollup door wouldn't work.
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:10 AM   #3
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I would think the required headroom for a rollup door would be a major problem.
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:13 AM   #4
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Thinking more of the commercial metal kind that rolls up. Not the garage door style with tracks..
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Old 01-01-2015, 11:17 AM   #5
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Commercial applications such as Semis and U-Haul trucks have flat roofs. A typical school bus roof is curved, so to make it work without eating up precious head room would require a roof raise, or if not, some serious roof mods.
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Commercial applications such as Semis and U-Haul trucks have flat roofs. A typical school bus roof is curved, so to make it work without eating up precious head room would require a roof raise, or if not, some serious roof mods.
NO more like these;)
http://www.motorcitydoor.com/firedoors.php
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Old 01-01-2015, 07:51 PM   #7
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Ah... OK... now that's thinking outside the box. No pun intended. LOL
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Old 01-02-2015, 07:17 AM   #8
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Thinking more of the commercial metal kind that rolls up. Not the garage door style with tracks..
99% of commercial rollup doors have the "roll" to the interior. You still need about 18" or so headroom inside or outside. The fire-rated door looks expensive.
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:13 AM   #9
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I have access to 3 different sized units (12, 6 & 4 ft wide) used. I may just replace the panels on the back of the bus, the doors new, the right side is toast.
Wanted some feedback & thoughts about it...
I own a Portable Paintball business (www.madfrogpaintball.net) the bus is replacing our 24ft trailer & the back is the storage/garage area. The door will work but I'm looking for options...
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Thx for the feed back so far, it helps it really does
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